novice at lighting here.

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Location
Michigan
I recently joined and posted a question which has generated some wonderful help, and some fun too!

So I thought I could give a little intro in case I end up hanging around a bit.

I am a math professor at a communtiy college. I sponsor the music club and produce their variety shows. As such I an the default theater/sound/lighting expert. Expert being said with a grin, and a wince!

It took me quite a while to figure out how the 1964 vintage light board works and now I have it pretty well under control. We are working on doing an upgrade to make the whole thing more user friendly for other users of the space at the college.

My goal is to have an architectural control that runs most of the everyday lighting needs of the space and a full control board for when we run shows.

I happen to play harmonica and guitar which is how i got involved with music club,.

Cheers,
Jerry
 

RonHebbard

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Waterdown, ON, CA
I recently joined and posted a question which has generated some wonderful help, and some fun too!

So I thought I could give a little intro in case I end up hanging around a bit.

I am a math professor at a communtiy college. I sponsor the music club and produce their variety shows. As such I an the default theater/sound/lighting expert. Expert being said with a grin, and a wince!

It took me quite a while to figure out how the 1964 vintage light board works and now I have it pretty well under control. We are working on doing an upgrade to make the whole thing more user friendly for other users of the space at the college.

My goal is to have an architectural control that runs most of the everyday lighting needs of the space and a full control board for when we run shows.

I happen to play harmonica and guitar which is how i got involved with music club,.

Cheers,
Jerry
@gerald barkley Doug Fleenor Designs Preset 10 series architectural controllers may interest you. There are a variety of models. Basically you install one of their wall stations in a box near an entrance and it provides simple 'end user' lighting for common everyday functions. It connects in line with the DMX wiring running between your main console and your dimmers. If / when you power up your main DMX console, the DFD remote seamlessly returns control to your console. If / when you power down your console, the DFD remote automatically resumes control of your dimmers. For example, you could begin with a basic 10 preset device. You use your main console to create any / all looks you want then record 10 looks into the DFD wall station where it becomes a simple matter of end users pushing one of the ten numbered buttons corresponding to the look they want. If you find you need to create fresh looks, make new looks on your main console, load them in to the DFD remote and type a new descriptive list to hang in a frame next to the remote unit. I believe fade times, up and down, may be associated with the 10 presets such that end users have time to exit before the lights have faded out. Googling Doug Fleenor Designs and looking at their Preset 10 series should get you started. Doug Fleenor Designs is an American company building reputable quality products and based in California who've been in business for decades and generations.
Edit: @jfleenor Possibly you could be of assistance to new poster @gerald barkley
Toodleoo!
Ron Hebbard
 
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